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Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine

From the Series On My Own History

In 1957, nine teenagers were chosen to be the first black students to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. A small group of people in Little Rock, including the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 379.2'63'0976773

The Copper Lady

From the Series On My Own History

The boat creaked and moaned as the storm's waves smashed into the ship. Down in the hold, Andre‚ sat between crates that held the great copper lady, the Statue of Liberty. They were on their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

The Snow Walker

From the Series On My Own History

One morning in March 1888, twelve-year-old Milton Daub awoke to find the world buried in snow. The blizzard was like nothing Milton and his neighbors in the Bronx had ever seen. No one dared… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 974.7'275

Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave

From the Series We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today

Jaclyn Roessel live in Kayenta, Arizona, on the Navajo reservation. Like most young girls, Jaclyn has many interests. She likes her math class, she plays basketball and volleyball, and she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 746.1'089'972

Caves

From the Series Nature in Action

Bit by bit, over thousands or even millions of years, water carves and shapes rock into designs only nature could create. Deep in limestone or under a few feet of hardened lava, on an ocean… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 551.4'47

Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

What do you think of when you hear the name Albert Einstein? Perhaps you picture an old man with rumpled clothing, a halo of wild white hair, and an impish grin. You might know that he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 530'.092

Chocolate by Hershey: A Story about Milton S. Hershey

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Milton Hershey loved candy. As a boy, he saved his hard-earned pennies for the candy store. He soon discovered that he had a gift for making delicious treats and, after years of trying… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 338.7'664153'092

I Am an Artist

Are you an artist? Do you see the world around you in a special way? I Am an Artist shows you how simply observing the delights of nature can inspire you to create. Can you name the colors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: 701.15

Oh, The Places He Went: A Story about Dr. Seuss

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Dr. Seuss is known as the creator of some of the most beloved children's books of all time. Journey to the fantastic world he created in this appealing story about the author/illustrator… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 813'.52

A Fairy-Tale Life: A Story about Hans Christian Anderson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Young Hans Christian knew how life should be--just like a fairy tale. But, while he was growing up in Odense, Denmark, his life didn't seem much like a fairy tale. Although everyone was… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 839.8'136

Clouds of Terror

From the Series On My Own History

Helga and Erik could not believe their eyes. There were grasshoppers everywhere, and they were eating the crops! In the 1870s, when grasshoppers destroyed farms in Minnesota and other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

From the Series On My Own History

Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in 1842, Allen's father asks him to help a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Kinaaldá: A Navajo Girl Grows Up

From the Series We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today

Thirteen-year-old Celinda McKelvey is getting ready for her Kinaalda, a coming-of-age ceremony for Navajo girls. When Celinda finishes this ceremony, she will be a woman. As she tests her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 392'.14

Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

From the time she was a very young girl, Rachel Carson felt a bond with nature. Growing up in Pennsylvania, she spent hours exploring meadows and woods, dreaming of seeing the ocean. As… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 574'.092

An American Army of Two

From the Series On My Own History

The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But the American troops are nowhere near!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Children of Clay: A Family of Pueblo Potters

From the Series We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today

Like their Pueblo ancestors, Gia Rose and her family treat the clay with respect. They believe that Clay-Old-Woman, the spirit of clay, watches over their work and that she lives and breathes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 978.9'52

Tornado

From the Series Nature in Action

The day is hot and muggy, but cool weather is moving in. All at once, there's a thunderous rumble that sounds like an approaching freight train. The sky darkens and the wind picks up. A… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 551.55'3

Wonderful Worms

From the Series Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Wonderful Worms encourages an appreciation for the small creatures of the earth by explaining the vital role that earthworms play in the planet's ecosystem. The book also contains informative… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 595.1

Lightning

From the Series Nature in Action

One hundred bolts of lightning strike the earth every second. Each bolt has two or more electrical flashes moving quicker than the eye can see. In Lightning, find out about the powerful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 551.5'632

Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Although he is credited with changing history through his invention of printing, Johann Gutenberg remains mysterious. In Fine Print, author Joann Johansen Burch pieces together Gutenberg's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 686.1'092

Fire at the Triangle Factory

From the Series On My Own History

Six days a week Minnie and Tessa sit, shoulder to shoulder, bent over sewing machines in a big room overflowing with piles of fabric, patterns, and lace. There is no fresh air, the light is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Shabbat: A Family Service

Simple poetry brings to life the structure and the central concepts of the Shabbat service. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'1

Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'2

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

From the Series On My Own History

Kate stared at the rickety wooden bridge. There were boards loose on its narrow walkway. There was no railing to hold on to. She was afraid to cross this bridge even in daylight. But she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 921